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The Science & Inventions of Football

Football illustration, The Science & Inventions of Football
September 4 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free – $12.50

The Science and Inventions of Football theme kicks-off on September 4th. See how inventions have transformed every aspect of the… Continue Reading The Science & Inventions of Football

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Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit

Isle Royale National Park
October 1 @ 6:00 am - November 30 @ 11:00 pm
Coffee Culture, 2020 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
Free

Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit October 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019 Coffee Culture 2020 NW 13th Street… Continue Reading Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit

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Peanut Patch and Cornmaze

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze
October 11 @ 5:00 pm - October 12 @ 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

$15

The name Peanut Patch & Corn Maze was created from the history of the field it was built in and… Continue Reading Peanut Patch and Cornmaze

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7:30 am

Depot Park parkrun

logo for parkrun
October 12 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:30am on Saturday, repeating until December 28, 2019

Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and… Continue Reading Depot Park parkrun

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8:00 am

The Pumpkin Run™ 5K

Big group of race runners at the starting line. The Pumpkin Run 5K. Saturday, October 12 at 8am. Westside Park.
October 12 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
West Side Park, 1001 NW 34th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$30

We run to feed kids! All proceeds benefit hungry, malnourished children in Alachua County and internationally. Last year we had… Continue Reading The Pumpkin Run™ 5K

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9:00 am

FALL PLANT SALE & ORCHID SHOW

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
October 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 9:00am

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
Free

Each October, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens holds an Open House & Fall Plant Sale, in conjunction with the Gainesville Orchid Society,… Continue Reading FALL PLANT SALE & ORCHID SHOW

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Morning Bug Walk

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gainesville, FL United States

Join Dr. Hulcr and Dr. Lucky for this family-friendly bug ID event at Tuscawilla Preserve! Dr. Jiri Hulcr and Dr.… Continue Reading Morning Bug Walk

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Morning Yoga at Tuscawilla

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuscawilla Cabin, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd.
Gainesville, FL 32667 United States

Join ACT and Victoria Thompson from YogaLoka for yoga on the prairie! Please bring your own mat and water, and… Continue Reading Morning Yoga at Tuscawilla

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10:00 am

Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor

Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free – $12.50

Through videos, photographs, and objects collected for the Cade throughout Cuba, Cuban Ingenuity highlights the ingenious vision behind dozens of… Continue Reading Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor

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Florida Museum plant sale Oct. 11-13 to feature more than 150 species

Plant shopping at the butterfly plant sale
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 12, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on October 13, 2019 at 11:00am

Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a large plant sale with more than 150 species of difficult-to-find and… Continue Reading Florida Museum plant sale Oct. 11-13 to feature more than 150 species

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Florida Museum’s 14th annual Butterflyfest

Museum goers taking photos at the museum
October 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
Free

Explore the lives of bats, bees, birds and butterflies at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 14th annual ButterflyFest on… Continue Reading Florida Museum’s 14th annual Butterflyfest

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K-Country – WindFM Gainesville Outdoor Expo

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Oaks Mall, 6419 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605 United States
Free

Calling all outdoorsy, adventure-seeking, gun-slinging, nature lovers! Wind-FM, in association with Gainesville Buick GMC, proudly present the FREE place to… Continue Reading K-Country – WindFM Gainesville Outdoor Expo

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10:30 am

Art in the Parks: Gainesville Ohana Hula

Hula dancers
October 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

To celebrate Gainesville150! 24 sculptures by David Hayes have been placed in 20 of the City’s parks. The sculptures will… Continue Reading Art in the Parks: Gainesville Ohana Hula

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11:00 am

Peanut Patch and Cornmaze

Peanut Patch and Corn Maze
October 12 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

$15

The name Peanut Patch & Corn Maze was created from the history of the field it was built in and… Continue Reading Peanut Patch and Cornmaze

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12:00 pm

2019 Fall Parade of Homes™

Parade of Homes Fall 2019
October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 12:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 12:00pm

Free

Since 1958, the Parade of Homes™ has featured over 2000 brand new homes in over 300 neighborhoods throughout Alachua County.… Continue Reading 2019 Fall Parade of Homes™

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COLLEGE GAMEDAY / GATOR GAME WATCH PARTY

Football, helmet, cleats. Let's Go Gators. Saturday Night at 7. $3 wells, $3 parrot bay. $3 swamp shots. $3.50 trails pale ale
October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until December 31, 2019

Silver Q Billiards, 225 W University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

Open at noon every Saturday for College Game Day, with 30 TVS, over 40 beers and a full bar. Enjoy… Continue Reading COLLEGE GAMEDAY / GATOR GAME WATCH PARTY

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2:00 pm

Gainesville High School’s Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. – The Musical

Poster for Seussical Jr. The Gainesville High School Theatre Department Proudly presents. October 3-4 and 10-12 at 7pm. Matinee on October 12 at 2pm. Book by Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty. Music by Steven Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Steven Flaherty, and Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr Seuss. Music Supervised, adapted and produced by Bryan Louiselle
October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 10, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 11, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

Gainesville High School, 1900 nw 13th street
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
$7 – $10

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage… Continue Reading Gainesville High School’s Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. – The Musical

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The Blameless

The Blameless. Dinner plate with bullet casings on it.
October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

The Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth and humor but they are put to the test on… Continue Reading The Blameless

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3:00 pm

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

Movie poster for What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? A Film by Roberto Minervini
October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 11, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 3:30pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:30pm

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Summer 2017, a string of brutal police killings of young African American men has sent shockwaves throughout the country. A… Continue Reading What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

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6:00 pm

Booksmart

Movie poster for Booksmart. Getting Straight As. Giving Zero Fs.
October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 6:00pm

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Told from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and… Continue Reading Booksmart

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7:00 pm

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe

Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on August 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on September 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on November 9, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on December 14, 2019 at 7:00pm

Celebration Pointe, 3528 SW 45th St
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States
Free

Relax with live jazz while enjoying food, drinks, lawn games and more. In addition to Celebration Pointe’s restaurants, MidiCi The… Continue Reading Jazz on the Green at Celebration Pointe

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Gainesville High School’s Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. – The Musical

Poster for Seussical Jr. The Gainesville High School Theatre Department Proudly presents. October 3-4 and 10-12 at 7pm. Matinee on October 12 at 2pm. Book by Lynn Ahrens and Steven Flaherty. Music by Steven Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Conceived by Lynn Ahrens, Steven Flaherty, and Eric Idle. Based on the works of Dr Seuss. Music Supervised, adapted and produced by Bryan Louiselle
October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on October 4, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 10, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 11, 2019 at 7:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 2:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 7:00pm

Gainesville High School, 1900 nw 13th street
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
$7 – $10

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage… Continue Reading Gainesville High School’s Theater Department Presents Seussical Jr. – The Musical

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8:00 pm

A Party to Murder

A Party To Murder logo with halloween theme
October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2019

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643 United States
$16

A PARTY TO MURDER October 4 – 27, 2019 by Marcia Kash, Douglas E. Hughes Directed by Katy Lasiter Six… Continue Reading A Party to Murder

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The Blameless

The Blameless. Dinner plate with bullet casings on it.
October 12 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

The Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth and humor but they are put to the test on… Continue Reading The Blameless

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Speakeasy Swing Night

Florida Swing Dancing Club presents Speakeasy Night. October 12 8pm-1am
October 12 @ 8:00 pm
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$10

Join the Hippodrome Theatre for Speakeasy Night, presented by the Florida Swing Dancing Club on October 12! Lindy Hop your… Continue Reading Speakeasy Swing Night

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8:30 pm

What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

Movie poster for What You Gonna Do When The World's On Fire? A Film by Roberto Minervini
October 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on October 11, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on October 12, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on October 13, 2019 at 3:30pm

One event on October 16, 2019 at 8:30pm

One event on October 18, 2019 at 6:00pm

One event on October 20, 2019 at 3:30pm

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Summer 2017, a string of brutal police killings of young African American men has sent shockwaves throughout the country. A… Continue Reading What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire?

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